Exhibition "Pablo Picasso. Paragraphs" automatic translate
с 26 Апреля
по 26 Мая
Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 103
From April 26, the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (103 Lenin Street) opens with the exhibition “Pablo Picasso. Paragraphs. It represents the work of Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) - one of the most famous artists who defined the character and development of the world art of the twentieth century.
Pablo Piscasso was born on October 25, 1881 in the Spanish city of Magale in the family of a professional painter. Since childhood, he worked under the guidance of his father. In 1895 he went to study at the Barcelona School of Fine Arts, then in 1897 - at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts San Fernando in Madrid, but soon left it, because it seemed uninteresting to him. In 1900, he and a friend went to Paris, where he became acquainted with contemporary art. Most of his life Picasso lived in France, so the Spanish and French artists are equally considered. Already in the 1900s, he declared himself as a mature master. Picasso brought world renown to the development, along with Georges Braque (1882–1963) and Juan Gris (1887–1927), of a new trend in art - cubism. Picasso lived 91 years, and for all his turbulent personal and creative life, he was engaged only in painting and graphics, but also in sculpture and ceramics, worked as a theater artist, designer. He died on April 21, 1973 in Mougins, France.
You can get acquainted with the individual pages of the artist’s biography at the opening exhibition, which is called “Paragraphs”, as it includes the works of the main stages of the master’s work. The early period is represented by lithographs from the works of the Blue Color of Barcelona series (Les Bleus de Barcelone), created in Barcelona and in Paris in 1898–1904 under the influence of French art. The same series includes works of the “blue period”, in which notes of sadness, melancholy, loneliness, personal personal experiences of the artist are heard, therefore they are built on shades of blue-gray and dark-gray tones.
The Cubist period in the works of Pablo Picasso represent the lithographs of the Papier Collés series (“Papiers Collés”), that is, the “paper collages” created by the artist in 1910-1914. Collage as a formal experiment in the art of cubism was first used by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. With this technique, the artists sought to break the image on a plane, in a new way to present the picturesque-plastic forms.
The exhibition presents 27 sketches of the most famous work of the artist - the monumental canvas “Guernica”, created by the artist in 1937. In this picture in a complex, metaphoric form, he reflected the results of the barbaric bombardment of the small Spanish town of Guernica on April 26, 1937. Sketches allow you to trace the path of creation of this picture.
One of the most significant themes in the work of Picasso is female images in which he imprinted his beloveds. The exhibition presents several portraits created in the 1940s – 1960s in different styles: from portraits performed in a realistic manner with the observance of classicist proportions to surrealistic ones.
The late period of creativity of Picasso falls on the years 1950 - 1960. An idea of it is given by several works from the “War and Peace” series (“La Guerre et la Paix”), which reflected the artist’s democratic convictions. As the Spaniard, Picasso was fascinated by a bullfight, which was reflected in a series of his works full of expression "Bulls and Bullfighters" ("Toros Y Toreros").
Many works of Picasso, executed in one copy, became known thanks to the lithographs made from them. The exhibition features more than sixty author lithographs from paintings and graphics by the artist from private collections in Germany, Belgium and France. The exhibition is complemented by information stands, where you can see rare photographs of artists and materials telling his life and work.
The exhibition will run from April 26 to May 26, 2019 in the building of the Informational and Educational and Exhibition Center of the KMII (Lenin Street, 103).
The museum is open from 10.00 to 18.00, on Saturday from 11.00 to 19.00. Closed on Monday.